More families own a pet than don’t, but many of us don’t actually have homes which are terribly suitable for man’s best friend. A huge percentage of UK households have either a cat or a dog, not to mention other small pets like guinea pigs and hamsters. There are more than 10.3 million cats and 10.5 million dogs in the country, so it makes sense that you might want to make some adjustments to make your household a bit more suitable.
One of the biggest problems (after the puppy training issues) is your pet’s nails. Dogs’ nails can be notoriously difficult to trim, as they don’t usually appreciate their feet being held, and it can also be very easy to slip and cut too much of the claw off, which will cause bleeding and pain. Laminate and hardwood floors could be scratched if the nails are especially long, and if your dog is doing a lot of running in the house (which the chances are, they will be).
Pets will also shed fur, particularly in the spring and summer months. This can be a problem with textile carpets as the hairs become twisted in the fibres and then even a vacuum cleaner will struggle to remove them.
Vinyl flooring such as Rhino Floor is a really good option for anyone with a pet who is looking for a more appropriate flooring solution. Rhino Floor is both durable and long lasting, as well as being easy to maintain. Simple hover up and stray hairs, and use a mop to clean away any liquid spills and splashes.
Rhino floor is a good option for bathrooms and kitchens, because it doesn’t matter if it comes in contact with moisture – which is obviously pretty prominent in any of these environments.
Another benefit of these flooring types is that because they are soft and cushioned, they are resistant to scratches and dents. They will also soften the sound of your pet’s claws as they walk across the floor, so you won’t have to cope with the little tapping sounds you might associate with pet ownership.
Rhino floor is an exception option, and not just because it’s easy to clean up after your pet. It’s also long lasting and tough, as well as being stylish. The quality flooring is available in a wide variety of designs so you’re bound to find something to suit your style, even if you were looking at real hardwood or stone previously.